The beginning of an idea of “art as the realm of the gods.”
Where gods are archetypal representations for inherent and universal human experiences and characteristics.
You have Mario Savioni to thank for the publication of this blog post. A conversation (comment thread) we had reminded me about this half formed thingy I started writing last year… It is part of my personal philosophy of aesthetics. The nature of art, and how it is representative of the presence of the divine within humanity.
The passive form invites the active gaze. The masculine gaze is attracted to the subjective beauty. As “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, the voyeur may or may not be aware of the specific form which stimulated visual pleasure – if it is the light, the colour, or the form unto which the light befalls.
The gods and goddesses of mythology are real – that is, they are archetypal representations of aspects within all of us. They try to ‘speak to us’ but we don’t know how to understand their messages…
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